Disability Advocates Call on Ford Government Not to Endanger People with Disabilities and Others By Allowing Robots on Public Sidewalks

Disability Advocates Call on Ford Government Not to Endanger People with Disabilities and Others By Allowing Robots on Public Sidewalks October 20, 2021 Greg Thomson Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities…

NYC and Disability Advocates Announce Landmark Settlement to Dramatically Increase NYC Taxicab Accessibility – Disability Rights Advocates

NYC and Disability Advocates Announce Landmark Settlement to Dramatically Increase NYC Taxicab Accessibility NEW YORK, NY – December, 2013 Four disability rights organizations, the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission…

Disability discrimination commissioner says his NDIS independent assessment ‘unsatisfactory’ | National disability insurance scheme | The Guardian

Australia’s disability discrimination commissioner has revealed he took part in the national disability insurance scheme trial of independent assessments and found the experience “unsatisfactory”. The government has sparked backlash among…

Aalto University Research Project Assesses Accessibility Legislation And Policy Needs In The Built Environment

Aalto University Research Project Assesses Accessibility Legislation And Policy Needs In The Built Environment Built Environment, Europe, May 25 2021 FINLAND: The Finnish Prime Minister’s Office has commissioned a study on…

‘Utterly unconscionable’: NDIS agency looks to reduce costs by increasing ‘participant exits’

The agency that runs the national disability insurance scheme is seeking to increase the number of people that “exit” the scheme and reduce overall spending on funding packages through a…

Some 130 people died of a terminal illness before Centrelink granted disability support pension

Some 130 people diagnosed with a terminal illness died before Centrelink granted them access to the disability support pension last year, new data reveals. The figures were provided to the…

‘Not the NDIS we fought for’: disability advocates fear new assessments driven by cost cutting | National disability insurance scheme | The Guardian

Top disability advocates say a government plan to introduce “independent assessments” to the NDIS is aimed at cutting costs and will “fundamentally alter” the landmark scheme. A coalition of 20…

Linda Reynolds says NDIS is too reliant on ‘natural empathy’ of public servants

Linda Reynolds has argued the national disability insurance scheme is too reliant on individual public servants’ judgment and “their natural empathy”, as she defended the government’s controversial proposal to introduce…